Tomato 'Tumbling Tom Red' Seeds
A truly trailing tomato
No side shooting or training required
Perfect for tubs and patio containers
Tomato 'Tumbling Tom Red' produces an abundant early crop of sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes throughout summer. These compact bush varieties have a naturally trailing habit that will cascade over the sides of baskets, containers and window boxes. With no side shooting or training required, these tomatoes are easy to grow both outdoors and under glass. . Height and spread: 30cm (12").
Pot up, and grow tomato plants on in warm frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days.
Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Alternatively grow tomatoes in patio bags and containers in good quality compost such as John Innes No. 2. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.
Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed. Dwarf bush varieties do not require staking or side shooting.Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.